Shockwave Therapy for Pain relief
What is shockwave Therapy?
Extracorporeal Shockwave Therapy (SWT) is a modality used for the treatment of musculoskeletal conditions, like chronic conditions, particularly those affecting medium to large sized tendons and their insertions on bone .
What conditions shockwave therapy helps?
- Plantar fasciitis Foot Pain
- Achilles tendonopathy heel pain
- Retrocalcaneal bursitis Heel Pain
- Lateral epicondylosis (tennis elbow).
- Medial epicondylosis (golfer’s elbow).
- Calcific tendonitis (supraspinatus tendon, etc.). shoulder pain
- Patellar tendinosis (jumper’s knee). knee pain
- Morton’s neuroma.
- Chronic stress/non-union fractures.
Are there any side effect or complications of Shockwave Therapy
Complications of shockwave therapy are quite rare; however, it is important that a physician assess the patient’s injury and health before treatment begins.
How shockwave therapy works ?
scientists began to study the effects of high-energy shockwave therapy on soft tissue injuries. Both high-energy and low-energy shockwave treatments work by sending pulses of energy to the injured area.
Shockwave therapy may be used to:
- Increase circulation around injured soft tissues
- Stimulate cells that generate new bone tissue and connective tissue
- Reduce pain by overstimulating nerve endings in the affected area